Mis­lead­ing sign­boards not re­moved from roads

Slug­gish at­ti­tude

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ISLAMABAD—Though flow of traf­fic has im­proved with con­struc­tion and widen­ing of roads in the Cap­i­tal, yet re­dun­dant Uturn sign­boards have not been re­moved, caus­ing in­con­ve­nience and con­fu­sion to mo­torists. A se­nior of­fi­cial of the Islamabad Traf­fic Po­lice (ITP) ad­mit­ted the lapse but said the prob­lem would be re­solved shortly.

He said the ITP had put up new U-turn signs whereas at a num­ber of places the old ones had not been re­moved due to over­sight of the per­son­nel con­cerned.

“We are tak­ing care of the prob­lem and it will be solved promptly,” he said. As a re­sult of the old signs, mo­torists have been fac­ing dif­fi­culty as when they ap­proach to turn they find it blocked with ce­ment blocks and have to drive on for some dis­tance till they reach the new U-turn.

Such lapses on the part of traf­fic po­lice can be seen at Blue area, sec­tors F-6, F-8 and also in other sec­tors of the city. Re­gard­ing this par­tic­u­lar prob­lem, cit­i­zens have crit­i­cized at­ti­tude of cer­tain ITP per­son­nel, by say­ing that ap­par­ently their fo­cus has been shifted to is­sue fine ticket to get their “de­fined share” rather than fo­cus­ing on re­solv­ing mo­torists’ prob­lems.—APP

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